Culture

Swap? A new trend, but also savings for the...

Weekly swap from 13th to 19th September in the Prague market in Holešovice Are your closets brimming over but you are still convinced you have nothing to wear? Don’t want to spend much money on clothes? If you like to be supertrendy but...

Paintings for sale!

Your publisher Benke Aikell is selling some art pieces by Petr Jirků and Zdeněk Šorf from his art collection. Pieces will be sold to the highest bidder.

Moroccan Extremist and Terrorist Mohamed...

The 40-year-old Moroccan extremist and terrorist Mohamed Hajib has been promoting Islamist terrorism on social networks against the institutions and official authorities of the Kingdom of Morocco as well as against the interests of the West...

The hidden gem in the heart of Prague: the...

In 1912 Czech Art Nouveau and cubist architect Emil Kralíček designed the Cubist Lantern during the rebuilding of Adam’s Pharmacy, whose facade overlooks Wenceslas Square. The one of a kind street-lamp is hidden on the secluded corner of...

Prague’s Liechtenstein Palace opens to the...

On 7-8 August, you can take part in guided tours and marvel at the palace’s interiors This weekend, residents and tourists in Czechia will have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful buildings in Prague: the Liechtenstein Palace...

First UNESCO natural site in Czechia

“Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians & Other Regions of Europe”. This is the latest addition to the UNESCO natural world heritage locations list. One of the locations covered with this umbrella-term inscription lies...

ARE WE GOING TO HAVE CREWMEMBER ON SpaceX´s...

As you might have heard already Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for eight crewmembers for a mission to the moon. Maezawa, a controversial entrepreneur, announced in March 2021 that his dearMoon project, which aims to fly the...

Future Railway station in Brno

A new railway station in Brno has already been one of the city’s priorities for a long time. Now, the architectural plans for the building have been selected and their visualisations were shared. The company selected for the job is Benthem...

The 55th Karlovy Vary International Film...

The official selection of the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), which takes place from August 20th through the 28th, features 32 premieres. The films will make their bow in the fest’s two competitions and Special Screenings...

Love it or hate it: Czech Olympic outfit...

Designer Zuzana Osako scoured the folk traditions of her country and Japan’s for a common thread to weave into the Czech Republic’s Olympic team outfits for the Tokyo Games opening ceremony in July, turning heads but also drawing...

Prague is the only EU capital to keep an...

Syrian President Bashar Assad claimed to have won 95.1% of the vote in elections held last month, as a joint statement from France, Italy, the US and Britain branded the electoral process “illegitimate”. One nation not to comment on the...

Prague is 8th most sustainable city in the...

The absolute winner was Australia’s Canberra, where 88.6 percent of the transport infrastructure is ecological Prague is the eighth most sustainable metropolis in the world, according to a study commissioned by the British comparison...

Prague unveils a free public closet for...

Prague Market Hall now houses a “Closet for Single Parent Families” To mark Children’s Day (1 June) in the Czech Republic, Prague opened a “Closet for Single Parent Families” at the Prague Market Hall. There, the community can donate items for...

Energetically Marching in to the Wrong Side...

By: Tomislav Jakić The first half of May in Croatia is marked by the anniversaries of two events from the end of the Second World War. With one democratic Croatia, which, if we believe its Constitution, is built on the foundations of anti...

Milan Kundera: Czech writer whose works were...

‘There is no perfection, only life.’ – Milan Kundera It is one of the most powerful quotes from a leading figure of Prague Spring, Milan Kundera. In addition to his political activity, he became a well-known novelist in the Czech Republic and...

Death of Petr Kellner opens debate on his...

The death of Petr Kellner, a reclusive Czech billionaire and the head of PPF group, came as a big shock in the Czech Republic on Monday morning. As further details of his death in a helicopter crash in Alaska emerge, Czechs are looking back at...

Tomáš Baťa, the Henry Ford of Czechoslovakia

A legendary industrialist and creator of the world-famous shoe empire, Tomáš Baťa was a pioneer of technology, advertising, marketing, and business management. Born April 3rd, 1876 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia, Baťa’s father was also a shoemaker...

Biofach at the time of coronavirus

The largest European trade fair for organic food and natural cosmetics took place in Nuremberg in the traditional February term completely digitally. A total of 1,442 exhibitors from 82 countries presented news from the organic world to 13,800...

A soothing waterfall of Bohemian glass

The Czech design and glass company LASVIT is proud to unveil its first major installation in Mexico, in the very heart of its vibrant capital. St. Regis Mexico City commissioned LASVIT to install Twirl, designed by LASVIT’s design team member...

New study reveals price of beer in 58...

Beer, the oldest known recipe in history, is a global obsession, but trends in consumption and cost vary a lot from country to country. To find out just how much costs vary, Expensivity.com conducted comprehensive research to reveal the...

We only live once, but data is forever...

It seems the whole world is online, more so than ever before. On this years’ International Safer Internet Day (SID) we have chosen to share with the public our message via the social media platform, to promote the importance of online safety...

New campaign celebrates Czech women in...

A new campaign by the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences celebrates women in science, but it also points out to the fact that Czech female scientists are not equally represented. The official hashtag of the campaign...

Czech Made: The Sugar Cube

When was the last time you sweetened your tea of coffee with a cube of sugar? Today we take the small compact units of sugar, the exact size of a teaspoon, for granted, but it was not until 1843 that the sugar cube first saw the light of day on...

Czech monarchists raise money to give the...

The Association for the Restoration of the Czech Kingdom has raised money to make a copy of the St. Wenceslas Crown for Charles Habsburg. The grandson of the last Austrian Emperor Charles I, who was also the king of Bohemia and Hungary, will...

Czech group offers ‘take-away’...

The coronavirus pandemic may have shut Czech theatres for now but some Prague residents hungry for entertainment have found that watching a live performance can be as easy as grabbing a takeaway. Prague troupe Cirk La Putyka has opened a...

U Lidmanů apple tree, a prized source of...

For the first time in history, the coveted title of Czech ‘Tree of the Year’ has gone to one bearing fruit: a humble apple tree in the courtyard of a village inn near the Polish border. The U Lidmanů inn in the village of Machovská Lhota, in a...

2020 Oslo Freedom Forum

On September 24 and 25, the Human Rights Foundation hosted our first-ever virtual Oslo Freedom Forum, an impactful and high-caliber conference that brought together activists, policymakers, journalists, philanthropists, technologists, and human...

Prague’s Invalidovna set for major...

One of Prague’s largest Baroque monuments, the Invalidovna in the city’s district of Karlín, is set to undergo major renovations. The Czech National Heritage Institute, which administers the building, has just unveiled plans that include...

Czech Progressive Jewish Community Has a New...

The year 2020 was a difficult one for our global society.  However, the Jewish Year 5780 was very significant and fulfilling for both the Czech Progressive Jews and supporters of progressive Judaism in the Czech lands and Europe.

9 out of 10 foreign students recommend...

The Czech National Agency for International Education (DZS) released results of a research conducted among foreign university students in the Czech Republic. It was focused on evaluation of life and study quality in the Czech Republic. A...

Humanitas Afrika 20th Anniversary Message

We are pleased to share with you this special message for the 20th Anniversary of Humanitas Afrika and coronavirus pandemic fundraising campaign video.This is the first time we are coming out openly and officially to ask for your kind voluntary...

FEEL PRAGUE, SEE PRAGUE

I have lived in Prague for 26 years and since my first visit, I have been photographing life in the city. The Lockdown period was a unique opportunity to walk and photograph the city as it really is. For the first time it was possible to...

Don’t avoid what is easy – diplomacy meets...

Individuals should and need to feel like they have the right to want. That is the message that artist Anastasia Lemberg-Lvova is continuously expressing through her artwork. Exemplifying socially-engaged art, Lemberg-Lvova aims to be a part of...

Ostrava Concert Hall named one of the...

Ostrava officials hope modern architecture will put the post-industrial city on the map A planned concert hall in Ostrava has been named one of the 10 most interesting architectural projects by online magazine Architizer. The ranking is meant...

Adam Štěch: A decade and a half hunting some...

The coffee table book Modern Architecture and Interiors by Adam Štěch is the fruit of a deeply-held passion. Over a decade and a half, Štěch – who works for such magazines as Wallpaper and Vogue – travelled the world searching out, visiting and...

Prague to commemorate the 70th anniversary...

By Raymond Johnston Milada Horáková took a stand against communism, and paid with her life after a show trial Prague is planning to mark the 70th anniversary of the execution of Milada Horáková with banners, broadcasts and an outdoor exhibition...

Back to a Better Future

By Anastasiia Pachina Arts, Science … Excellence We are used to perceiving science and arts as two separate areas of our society that exist more or less independently. Science is exact. It necessitates rules and regulations, deals with laws...

Czech civil society fights back against fake...

Author: Filip Brokes (Prague) In the Czech Republic, the media ecosystem is plagued by disinformation. A group of PR professionals have teamed up to cut off dodgy outlets from their main, and often only, source of income — online ads. The...

NEW BOOK ANSWERS QUESTIONS MOST FREQUENTLY...

Why should I go to galleries, when everything is on the Internet? Do I have to study to become an artist? And how do I recognize a work of art? These are just some of most frequent questions asked by teenagers in galleries. A new book, called...

Art during the time of coronavirus

As we collectively face the uncertainty ahead due to COVID-19, it is clear to me that art plays such an important role in our lives. The recent events have forced us to spend more time in our homes, apartments and studios, wondering in many...

The International Security Dimension of...

The COVID-19 situation is very worrying, indeed, alarming matter, not just as a global health and biosafety issue, but potentially as a global security challenge, too. While the pandemic is being dealt with by the World Health Organisation...

Royal Pardon for 5,654 People

10 April 2020 Rabat -05 april 2020- HM King Mohammed VI has granted his pardon to 5,654 detainees and gave orders to take all the necessary measures to strengthen the protection of detainees in prisons, particularly against the spread of the...

Dana Zátopková

1922 – 2020 A legend of Czech athletics, loved by the nation for her achievements as well as character, joined sports heaven this March at the blessed age of 97. Dana Zátopková was a great Czech javelin thrower and wife of the famous runner...

International Women’s Day hosted by...

The International Women's Association of Prague (IWAP) is organising an event called "Women Communicating!" which will take place at the beautiful Conference Hall at Sněmovní 7 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10:00 - 12:30.

A Future filled with empty Choices Or...

Throughout most of human evolution both progress and its horizontal transmission was an extremely slow, occasional and tedious process. Well into the classic period of Alexander the Macedonian and his glorious Library of Alexandria, the speed...

Asian Pop Culture for the UN Sustainable...

The Beginning As a 16-year-old high school student in Taiwan, I’ve struggled to find opportunities to make an impact on international issues. Like many passionate students who are involved in Global Affairs and Model UN, I’ve always tried to...

Medina of Essaouira: HM the King, Commander...

15 January 2020 Essaouira – HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, visited on Wednesday in the old medina of Essaouira, “Bayt Dakira”, a spiritual and patrimonial space for the preservation and enhancement of the...

Iran 2020: The assassination of Iranian...

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. Following the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, IFIMES has...

Prague Zoo sees record number of visitors in...

Prague Zoo has recovered from a visitor slump after the collapse of the Stromovka footbridge A new Prague Zoo visitor record was set, with 1,456,526 people paying admission in 2019, breaking the 2016 record by 8,173. The zoo is one of the top...

Merry mouflon! Prague’s forest zoo invites...

The forestry department will host an upcoming holiday event that encourages visitors to interact with its menagerie of wild inhabitants Prague’s Malá Chuchle mini-zoo, operated by the city’s forestry department, is located at the gamekeeper’s...

The five most-visited museums in Prague...

The Eurostat culture report has named the most visited museums for each of the member state countries Eurostat recently released its 2019 Culture Report, statistics pertaining to cultural employment and participation as well as data on cultural...

5 Tips for Planning Your Company Holiday...

It’s time to say goodbye to all those ignored RSVPs and discarded gifts you handed out after your previous parties. The time has come to prevent the snickering of the employees who know they are expected to show up and have a good time, even...

Greece/365-day destination

The mild sweet climate of fall in Greece is what makes short journeys to the sea and the mountains so tempting. The country’s landscape is in transition, from its summer to its autumn look. Read up on the renowned destinations that we gathered...

Czech Republic has a higher Quality of Life...

The Czech Republic’s quality of life has been rated 24th out of a total of 149 countries in the 2019 Quality of Life Index, representatives from the Deloitte company revealed to local press this morning. The country jumps two positions over...

CZECHS RENTING HOMES SPEND MORE THAN...

Czechs living in rented homes spend more than homeowners, according to a study by the Partners consulting agency, presented on Wednesday. On average, Czechs renting a home pay 1800 crowns a month more than those who own their home. At the same...

5 Ways to Enjoy Summer When You’re Stuck at...

The unbearable heat of the sun beating down on the melting asphalt. The city seems a bit emptier than usual, perhaps because everyone has gone to a tropical vacation – or they’re just hiding in air-conditioned apartments and offices. You lose a...

Best Full Body Exercises For Office Working...

Women on TV shows are always killing it at the office, they attend countless business dinners and still manage to have amazing bodies. But of course, in reality, ladies who are juggling demanding jobs and other life responsibilities often...

Metabolism: The Superhero That Needs Your...

Superheroes wouldn’t be much without their sidekicks. When the going gets tough and they can’t defeat evil all by themselves, they count on their trusty sidekicks to help them save the day. In this story, the superhero is your metabolism and...

Czech Republic dedicates World Environment...

Embassy of India in Prague in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment and the Government of the Czech Republic, observed the World Environment Day on 5 June, 2019, dedicated to 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Czechoslovak Talks

Extraordinary people, extraordinary stories The Czechoslovak Talks is a project that embraces the life stories of Czechoslovaks around the world – the stories of the personal ups and downs, the opportunities and obstacles, and especially...

Support the International Trebbia Awards 2019

We would like to bring your attention to an exciting new way of supporting the International Trebbia Awards. In cooperation with the powerful fund-raising portal known as GoFundMe, the reach of the Trebbia award is being expanded globally. You...

Simple Tips on How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Our eyesight is one of the most precious things we possess, yet a lot of people act carelessly and neglect their eyesight even though they shouldn’t. You, on the other hand, being the responsible adult, should take care of your eyesight. Here...

The Ultimate Guide to ‘Game of...

HBO’s Game of Thrones is lauded for its lush world-building, and the visually stunning way production designers (and, you know, wig experts) have brought George R.R. Martin’s rich, complicated world to life. Game of Thrones is...

Air France Is Offering Free Flights to Paris...

On Monday evening, a massive fire engulfed the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France. Firefighters immediately rushed to the scene. Though they were unable to save the famed Catholic landmark’s spire, the building’s main structure remained...

Drop in insect populations not part of...

Zoologist Petr Šípek on how dramatic drop in numbers can impact ecosystems More and more analysis is pointing to a dramatic drop in insect populations in Europe and across the world. A long-term study in neighbouring Germany, for example...

5 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Mind & Body...

With the cold winter days finally subsiding and slowly giving way to the warmer seasons of the year, the time is just right to get back on track with your healthy plans and habits – not just for the sake of your physical health, but your...

President of the Republic of Serbia received...

The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, received today the director of the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES), Assist. Prof. Dr. Zijad Bećirović. Director of the institute Assist. Prof. Dr...

The Youngest Sibling Is the Funniest...

Younger siblings are the funniest members of the family, if they do say so themselves. And according to a survey from YouGov, they do. The survey asked siblings to assess their own personality traits and the majority of younger siblings...

5 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself to...

We all know how important it is to be physically active, but exercising regularly isn’t as easy as it sounds. Sometimes it can be very hard to find the motivation to get up and do your daily workout. So, here are a few simple ways that will...

More Celebrities and CEOs Are Born in...

January belongs to famous people. Elvis Presley, Kate Moss, Stephen Hawking, Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah. The list of icons born in January is seemingly endless. According to a study from the Journal of Social Sciences, those born under the...

Calendar of Events 2019

365 days full of extraordinary experiences at Chateau Mcely. Winter Stay (January 1 – March 31) Grand Restaurant Festival (January 15 – February 28) Winter Wedding day (February 3) Valentine’s Day February Goddess Gathering (March 8...

How to be a Healthier Person in 2019

With festivities rolling in and cold winds arising, we start to make those New Year’s resolutions once again. There is nothing wrong with this tradition, but there are a few problems worth noting. First off, resolutions rarely get translated...

Ambassador King Presents Centennial Awards...

The U.S. Embassy announced the winners of its Centennial Awards during a special Centennial celebration held in the Ambassador’s residence. The three Centennial Awards honor Czech citizens who have made significant contributions to the U.S...

5 Best Hobbies for Adventurous People

Being adventurous and enjoying lots of different activities is one of the best ways to feel alive, no matter how old you are. That’s also a great way to stay mentally and physically fit, and really enjoy life on a whole new level. However, not...

South-South cooperation has no alternative

The United Nations has declared Sept. 12 the International Day for South-South Cooperation. This year’s celebration marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for technical cooperation among developing...

Greek Film Days

The Embassy of Greece in Prague is proud to present the first Greek Film Days, 18-20.10.2018. For the program of screenings and events, please see the attached brochure; for further info you may click at        

5 Fun Ways to Boost Your Mood

There is no human being on this planet that never experienced the blues. From time to time, we all feel like it’s impossible to get out of bed, let alone be productive at work and socialize with colleagues and friends. And, getting your head in...

Future Port Prague 2018

This year's Future Port Prague will open the question of ethics in the field of artificial intelligence, among other topics, and ask how to define the relationships between humans and machines.

The Dutch role model of change

How true leadership in regards of climate change may give outstanding impact to the Asian world The Netherlands and Indonesia share a special relationship as they were connected for centuries in times of colonialism, separated after the...

The spirits of Macedonia are spreading...

The Republic of Macedonia held parliamentary election on 11 December 2016. The new government was appointed on 31 May 2017. The parliamentary election was the result of the Pržino Agreement from June 2015 when following long and difficult...

Did we become hostages to ever-increasing...

According to most common sources, Stockholm syndrome is a type of psychological bond between hostage and their hijacker, when the former develops emotional ties to a person that beats, abuses or generally hurts him or her. Plainly sad, it is...

Planet Junk

Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe? –Robert J. Burrowes Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain...

10 Skincare Tips for Travelers

Taking proper care of your skin can be quite a challenging task, especially if you still don’t have an established routine, and it can get even trickier when you’re on the go. However, there are ways to nail your skincare like a true pro, so...

CHILL OUT SUMMER at Chateau Mcely

#ChooseLoveEveryDay Celebrate the cosmic energy of love, harmony, and summer relaxation! Afternoon lounging in the park with uplifting music Daily cocktail hour – “Thanks for Another Beautiful Day” DJ Lumiere Outdoor cinema Breathtaking sunsets...

15 Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy is getting unobstructed one-on-one time while exploring unfamiliar parts of the world. Whether...

Japanese inspiration for your event

Top Hotel Prague has an exceptional background for congresses and a very pleasant atmosphere. An interesting opportunity for corporate and private events is the Japanese Garden, which is attractive for tourists and evokes a sense of peace...

Global Female Leaders 2018 is coming!

Join this must-attend international networking event, be part and take the chance to look beyond your area of expertise for new inspirations, you will gain fresh perspectives and explore new opportunities for personal and collective growth.

New Study Confirms What We Already Knew:...

 The first human trials favor dark chocolate consumption for more than just stress. This isn’t the first time we’re hearing that eating dark chocolate has some healthy perks, but this is the first time the effects of dark chocolate...

The 15 Best Places to Travel in May

Spring kicks into high gear this month, and travelers are ready to go… The tail-end of spring promises warm, travel-friendly weather, beautiful flower blooms, top-down road trips and famous sporting events like the Kentucky Derby...

Driving Tomorrow – Self-Driving Cars...

“The highly intriguing theory – supported by the extensive geological evidences including the bacteriological analysis of deep-laying hydrocarbons – about the abiotic nature of oil and its practically infinite recreation in...

17 Unreal Bars for a Drink You’ll...

There are many great bars in the world, but only a handful offer an unforgettable experience. Whether it’s one of the most breathtaking views in the world, a completely unique location, or a cocktail you simply can’t find anywhere...

Where You Should Travel Solo, Based on Your...

Dreaming of some alone time? Your destination is written in the stars. With seemingly endless places to travel around the globe, it’s tempting to simply hop on the next international flight at the airport, confident that wherever the...